I got a comment from a reader a few days ago to let me know that she nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award. I felt honored, but I had never heard of the award before, so I looked it up on Google to figure out what it meant to be nominated, when I could find out the results, etc. I found a link to the Versatile Blogger Award blog on WordPress. On the page, I found several rules to indicate how I should respond to being nominated:
- Thank the person who nominated me. Thanks, Miss Z! I love your blog, too! Done.
- Provide a link to that person’s blog. All of my readers, check out Blame it on Disney. Done.
- Select 15 bloggers that I’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (Scratching record sound effect goes here.) I only follow 19 blogs. Several of them are just friends who don’t post regularly or something I followed based on one post, and only a few of them have truly good content.
- Nominate those bloggers for a Versatile Blogger Award. I couldn’t in good conscience pick 15 blogs out of the 19 I follow; it would be like reverse recognition, because I’d have to figure out which four blogs suck the most so I could nominate the rest.
- Tell the person who nominated me seven things about myself. But she follows this blog where I tell a lot of personal anecdotes, express opinions, discuss my family life–not to mention, I comment on her blog all the time–so she already knows way more than seven things about me.
The rules sounded all fine and good until I got to the third one . . . and each one that followed. What should I do?
I’m going to stick with my principles on this one and stop the chain of VBAs at my blog. Instead, I’m going to give some blog love to a few of the people I read regularly.
Here are some of my favorite bloggers (in no particular order) who write on WordPress:
- Miss Z writes a really great blog called Blame it on Disney in which she tells episodic tales of her dating life since she moved to London. I have a special place in my heart for Miss Z because she was my very first WordPress follower, and I was so excited about her following me that I followed her back. I’m glad I did, because she writes a wonderful blog. If you get a chance, check it out.
- Analyfe is Erin McNaughton’s insightful and well written blog, filled with thoughtful anecdotes, book reviews, and quotes. She also posts some beautiful photography.
- If you’re seeking informative content, take a look at Moment Matters. The topics are sometimes odd and off-the-wall, but always interesting. I’ve read about everything from the significance of birth order to just how much one should spend on handbags.
- Not only is this a great blog, but the writer is one of my favorite commenters on this blog. Check out Tiffany’s blog Life with Blondie for a great mommy blog about her large and lively household (menagerie included).
- Another one of my favorite blogs is notchangingmyname. This one is also a dating blog, similar to Miss Z’s, in which a young woman shares her adventures and misadventures in dating, self improvement, and New York City night life.
- Facehookin’ is one of the funniest blogs I read. Sheena, the girl who writes it, is hilarious, and she has a way of telling stories from her everyday life in a way that has me in cackling fits of laughter every time I read it.
So there you have it–no need for fancy awards or anything. I just think these people’s blogs are great, and I wanted to say so.
What are some of the blogs you like? Leave me a comment and let me know. Also, don’t forget to stop by and check out the blogs I listed above. And tell them your friend Tony says hi!